New 2+2 Program Aims to Graduate Teachers in Jackson Area

Students at Hinds Community College can pursue UM education degree

OXFORD, Miss. – Every semester, community college students across the state transfer into programs at the University of Mississippi, but this fall is the first time a cohort has continued into their junior year at Hinds Community College‘s Rankin Campus in Pearl while attending courses taught by UM instructors. These 10 UM juniors are theRead the story …

Dialogues on Diversity Series to Focus on Pandemic, Policing, Politics

'Nationwide Now' series reckons with inequalities in our present reality

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is kicking off its annual Dialogues on Diversity series next week under the theme, “Nationwide Now: Reckoning with Inequities in Pandemic, Policing and Politics.” “Over the past few months, many painful inequities around the world have come to light,” said Shawnboda Mead,Read the story …

‘Everybody Loves Lincoln’ Virtual Event Discusses Activism, Authority

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi community members are invited to join fellow students, faculty and staff from other universities around the state for a virtual event discussing activism and authority across the country. The event, titled “Everybody Loves Lincoln,” will use humor to set the tone for a debate and conversation around several topics.Read the story …

Honors College Scholarship Recipients Continue Legacy of Excellence

2020 freshman class defined by COVID-19 embodies passion, determination

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarship money to an incoming freshman class that its leaders said have been more prepared to face adversity in their lifetimes than any other previous class. This sense of challenge is primarily due to challengesRead the story …

Isom Center Kicks Off Sixth Sarahfest with Facebook Live Concert

This year's festival focuses on connecting communities through digital events

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi is kicking off the sixth annual Sarahfest on Saturday (Oct. 3) with a Facebook Live concert by musician and University of Memphis student Jordan Occasionally. The yearly festival recognizes women’s contributions to visual arts, literature, music and media.Read the story …

University Increasing Voter-Friendly Campus Efforts Despite Pandemic

Office of Community Engagement works with faculty, students to ensure every student is counted

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Office of Community Engagement is seeking Voter Friendly Campus designation from the Campus Vote Project, a nonpartisan effort to educate students on the voting process and help them overcome any barriers to registering as voters. To help in these efforts, the office received a $5,000 grant from AskRead the story …

Campus Climate Survey Results Shared with Community

University will use results to enhance living, learning and working environment

OXFORD, Miss. – Results of the University of Mississippi‘s Assessment of Climate for Learning, Living and Working, a campuswide survey conducted in fall 2019 among students, faculty and staff, were shared Tuesday (Sept. 22). The results are intended to assist the university’s efforts to create an open, fair and equitable environment. The survey asked students,Read the story …

University Launches Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Program

Campus community offered free tests to help understand virus presence, spread

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has launched a program to offer free COVID-19 tests to asymptomatic members of the university community. The Sentinel Testing Program is designed to provide university officials with a better understanding of the virus’s presence in asymptomatic carriers and how it spreads on campus. Each week, a random samplingRead the story …

Campus Climate Survey Results to Be Shared with UM Community

Results will help shape diversity, equity and inclusion planning for university

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi leaders will share results of the Campus Climate Survey to the campus community during a virtual presentation later this month. Conducted last year, the survey asked students, faculty and staff about their campus experiences as they pertain to perceptions of inclusion and support. The results will aid efforts toRead the story …

Students, Faculty and Staff Volunteer to Keep Campus Safe

C19 Ambassadors serve as greeters, monitors in high-traffic campus spaces

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff returning to campus no doubt have noticed smiling – although masked – faces greeting them as they enter many buildings and common gathering spaces. These greeters are C19 Ambassadors, volunteers from the university family who are stationed around campus to ensure that common spaces areRead the story …